After years of planning – and collaborating with 7 amazing artists for each of the comic books that together tell the story of Yank! – our graphic novel is ready to come out! It looks beautiful, sexy as hell, and super fun!
Hugo Bonemer – my friend and go-to Brazilian collaborator – has taken Joe and my musical and made it a novel. He builds off the excellent translation of the musical done by Menelick de Carvalho and Vitor Louzada back when we played in Rio in 2017/18 (and won CENYM'S Best Musical in Brazil!).
"Yank: Diario de Guerra" tells the story of Stu, an American kid who faces the two scariest things possible: war and first love. Set during World War 2, this story centers on a queer kid who discovers love and sex, camaraderie and bravery, as well as a hidden world of LGBTQ+ people he never knew existed.
The excitement (and coverage) have been immense! I can't wait for you to read it... and for one day soon, it to be translated (back) into English! There are currently a few copies printed... but in order to publish more, Hugo is holding a small fundraiser. If you want to donate click here. This is also a great way to buy the issues but warning: shipping will cost a pretty penny if you're outside of Brazil.
Love how Yank! continues to travel the globe!